Studying Discrimination & Exclusion: Theories, Methods and Policies
3 - 7 October 2023
Studying discrimination and exclusion has been traditionally neglected, but has emerged in recent times as one of the most challenging areas of research in social sciences and humanities. The visibilisation of discrimination and exclusion, new methods to study such phenomenon, framing of inclusive policies and demands for reparations in the last century make for compelling areas of study in social sciences and humanities. These also bring to the fore complexities of dealing with overlapping marginalizations and disadvantages emanating from socially constructed identities, which the researcher often encounters. This workshop intends to introduce young scholars to the theoretical underpinnings, debates, new methods and complexities of policy formulation and implementation, arising from studying discrimination and exclusion in the hope that these open up new vistas of research in the study of the human worlds and societies.
The workshop on "Studying Discrimination & Exclusion: Theories, Methods and Policies" seeks to bring together young scholars and researchers to explore wide ranging themes evolving from the study of discrimination and exclusion and to map out the emerging frontiers and implications for such social inquiry. The workshop aims to provide a platform for sharing research work, experiences, insights, and practices using diverse social science research methods. It seeks to promote dialogue and collaboration among young scholars across disciplinary formations on the intersecting themes, nature of inquiry, and methodological challenges and possibilities for engaging with the study of discrimination and exclusion.
The workshop will be led by Dr. Amit Thorat and Dr. Kaustav Banerjee and is organised by the Kerala Council for Historical Research in Thiruvananthapuram.
The main objectives of the workshop are:
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